"Especially early in high school, it seems like everyone is watching you, judging you, what you need to realize is they're not, and that will make you feel more comfortable with yourself. High school gets better!"
Clare grew up practically next door and I have watched her grow from a baby into a beautiful young woman. It was very interesting, and a privilege, to paint someone I have known for their entire life. I tried Langnickel sable brushes for this painting, they were very long and floppy and felt difficult to control. It was a challenge to get used to them, but I stayed with it for the entire painting and this taught me how to manipulate them and understand their unique quality.